Abruzzo

Posted on: 28-07-2014

“DISCOVER ITALY THROUGH ITS AGRITURISMI”

Abruzzo is a region in central Italy.
A rich, fertile land between the Apennines slopes and the waters of the Adriatic.

Abruzzo proudly holds the title as the "Greenest Region in Europe" thanks to the fact that one third of its territory includes 3 national parks, 1 regional park and 38 protected nature reserves.

With its countless features, including a vast range of ski slopes and beaches, natural parks, art towns, medieval churches, castles and museums, it has been described by the The Times as "the king of agrotourism"

Are you planning to go to Abruzzo? Here you can find some tips: 

In province of Pescara, at the foot of the Gran Sasso, and less than 30 km from the Adriatic coast, you can find Loreto Aprutino, a magnificent medieval village perched on a hill at 317 metres above sea level.

Each spring on the first Monday after Pentecost, the city celebrates the Festa di San Zopito, Patron and Saint of the village.
A parade is held and a child, dressed all in white and wearing a crown of flowers, rides a white ox that is decorated with colored ribbons on its horns and a red mantle bearing an image of San Zopito.

 

 

 
WHERE TO STAY
IL CARRO (Loreto Aprutino)
WHERE TO STAY
LA CASINA ROSA (Loreto Aprutino) 
WHAT TO EAT
 Pecorino cheese filled ravioli with mushrooms 
WHAT TO EAT
Grilled lamb 
WHAT TO DRINK
Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 
WHAT TO DRINK
Raone Rosso Colline Pescaresi


Grape varieties and Appellations: Carricante

Posted on: 28-07-2014


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The Chianti Classico time table

Posted on: 23-07-2014

   

1924: a small group of 33 proprietors create a consortium for the protection of Chianti, called Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero
1987: the group has been known as Consorzio del Marchio Storico - Chianti Classico (due to the Gallo brothers)

Since 1924, the seal of guarantee on Chianti Classico bottles produced by the members is the Black Rooster.

Today the total area of Chianti Classico counts ca. 7.000 Ha.

 

1930: a decree gave producers the chance to join up in Consortiums under the higher control of the state.

1932: a Ministerial Decree acknowledged and delimited the area of the Chianti Classico and the seven ones of the Chianti Rufina, Fiorentini, Senesi, Pisane, Aretini, Montalbano and Montespertoli.

The Chianti Classico was the most ancient area of origin and the specified borders have remained unchanged since then.

1963: a law was issued to regulate and protect the Denominazioni di Origine Controllata (DOC).

1965: Italy becomes a member of the European Union, the mezzadria ended (crop sharing), many wineries changed of owner and new vineyards were planted.

1968: producers of Chianti Classico presented their request for the granting of the DOCG seal.

1984: Chianti Classico obtained the DOCG as well as the other 7 Chianti areas.

1992: the law issued in 1963 was replaced with new regulations. The Chianti and the Chianti Classico becomes more heavy because white grapes are not used for Chianti and Chianti Classico any longer. 

Super tuscan wines came into fashion between 1985 and 2000

1996 at the conclusion of a process that lasted 70 years, the Chianti Classico has been recognized as independent DOCG.

 

Chianti (not Classico) has its own Consorzio, whom sub-zones are mentioned herebelow:

SUB-ZONES

HECTARES

CHIANTI                            

22.730,8828

CHIANTI COLLI ARETINI    

2.150,1703

CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI    

3.316,7334

CHIANTI COLLI SENESI           

6.276,0829

CHIANTI COLLINE PISANE          

540,4603

CHIANTI MONTALBANO              

862,3854

CHIANTI MONTESPERTOLI       

1063,3368

CHIANTI RUFINA                      

920,8527

CHIANTI SUPERIORE             

21.911,9027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest legal difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico is that you can downgrade a Chianti from one of the a.m. sub-zones (e.g. Montalbano) into Chianti but a Chianti Classico can only be downgraded as IGT Rosso Toscano.

2014: Chianti Classico starts with the Gran Selezione. Time will tell us what the result will be...


Wine Enthusiast awards for Klaus Lentsch

Posted on: 22-07-2014

Dear Sir/ Madam,

We are pleased to share the latest awards of Klaus Lentsch with you!

Südtiroler: Gewürztraminer Fuchslahn 2012*

Variety: Gewürtztraminer


* 2012 is sold out. 
Vintage 2013 is available

Südtiroler Veltliner Eichberg 2012

Variety: Grüner Veltliner

 

Happy who has bought it in time, new vintage (2013) might be even better!  Cheers!


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